Read here. It's not only the unions that are knocking California for a loop. During 2006, California decided to pass its infamous CO2 emissions regulations, which has surely kept existing California business from expanding and new businesses being California-based. Instead, businesses are moving to Neveda and Texas to avoid the massive regulation cost and burden California imposed. With the draconian CO2 measures that literally will have no impact on global temperatures, why would any company stay in California.
"The law all but encourages outsourcing to Nevada, Texas, China and India. Even the liberal Sacramento Bee, which supports the law, says that policy makers should be "candid about the real costs of the transition it is contemplating. . . . Industries that are energy-intensive will move elsewhere....Meanwhile, a new study commissioned by the Governor's Office of Small Business Advocacy estimates that the direct cost of current California regulation is $175 billion, or nearly twice the size of the state general fund budget and about $134,000 per small business each year"